As another year draws to a close it is important to look back at what we have accomplished to better plan our goals for the new year. While we reflected the one thing that stuck with us was how much commitment Tulsa is showing to a renewed sense of community. A deep desire to be outdoors and a measurable value in what we have. Tulsa, again you leave us happy and speechless. Thank you.
The Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in todays Cleanup Day #tuwccleanup ! We had the pleasure of sharing the beautiful weather with over 120 participants! We were overwhelmed at such a fantastic turnout! With this being the start of running and cycling season we know many of our supporters were unable to attend. We promise to hold more cleanup days in 2016!
Volunteers in droves: Turkey Mountain’s biggest cleanup day
At the end of the day, Turkey Mountain became a better place because of the efforts from trail users of all stripes: Runners, hikers, cyclists and equestrians. We saw retirees, young people, athletes and families, with kids in tow. In my crew, I had two little guys eagerly attacking the trash and hauling it out.
For them, it meant not just giving back, but learning more about Turkey Mountain, why this place is important and what’s at stake concerning its future.
Volunteers take advantage of warmer temps in Turkey Mountain cleanup day Saturday
Since then, the group has broadened its goals to raise awareness about urban wilderness areas and to encourage preservation, Tawney said. People who use the trails generally do a good job of maintaining them, but a cleanup day is a chance for people to give back.